Ray Liotta, Goodfellas Star, Dies at 67
Ray Liotta, an actor who played a range of complicated men over his near 40 year career, has passed away at age 67.
Ray Liotta, an actor known for playing complicated tough guys, has passed away at 67. Liotta died in his sleep while filming a movie in the Dominican Republic.
R.I.P. Ray Liotta (1954-2022) pic.twitter.com/2MxeWWuN0B
— The Film Stage 📽 (@TheFilmStage) May 26, 2022
Ray Liotta’s Career
Liotta first gained fame in 1986’s Something Wild, which garnered him numerous nominations, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The biggest role of his career came as gangster Henry Hill in the Martin Scorsese classic, Goodfellas. The role brought him fame and brought audiences perhaps the best closing monologue of any film.
Following Goodfellas, Liotta starred in several hit movies including Field of Dreams, Corina, Corina opposite Whoppi Goldberg, and a personal favorite from my childhood, Operation Dumbo Drop.
Ray Liotta, the actor who played Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, has passed away. RIP 🙏pic.twitter.com/HDFfzz3SXL
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In the late 90s and 2000s, Liotta starred in a string of underrated crime films including Copland, Narc, Identity, Smokin’ Aces, and Killing Them Softly.
Of course, everyone is going to say you should watch Goodfellas tonight. And while it is no doubt a classic, I think Narc or Smokin’ Aces might be worth your time. Both are excellent films where Liotta gives honest, grounded, yet complex performances.
Tributes To Ray Liotta
Fans and fellow actors took to social media to pay tribute to Liotta and his accomplished career.
GOODFELLAS is one of the all-time greats, but it’s just one of many incredible movies Ray Liotta was a vital part of. FIELD OF DREAMS, NARC, NO ESCAPE, COP LAND, IDENTITY… heck, he even played Sacha in the short-lived CASABLANCA tv series. Rest In Peace, Ray Liotta. https://t.co/dBA3jKVJRw pic.twitter.com/tCOTVyQDl2
— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) May 26, 2022
RIP to Mr. Ray Liotta, always enjoyed his films, obviously Goodfellas, Cop Land, and Narc… but his work on Blow as George Jung’s dad is my favorite memory and his best work as a supporting actor IMO. #RIP pic.twitter.com/EiQJ6Ckepv
— Mario Tovar (@_MarioTovar) May 26, 2022
Ray Liotta’s performance in the highly underrated film Narc was the first time I’ve ever noticed a terrific acting performance. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/udEmuq9S5r
— Robert (@masterofdomain6) May 26, 2022
Ray Liotta has died. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) May 26, 2022
I’m really sad to hear that Ray Liotta has passed away. He was an friend back in the day and it’s very sad. We had a lot of laughs Rest In Peace My friend.
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) May 26, 2022
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